SPLOST on its way to passing in Gwinnett County

The I-85 interchange at Jimmy Carter Boulevard is just one of the projects paid for in recent years by Gwinnett County’s special local option sales tax. MATT KEMPNER / AJC
The I-85 interchange at Jimmy Carter Boulevard is just one of the projects paid for in recent years by Gwinnett County’s special local option sales tax. MATT KEMPNER / AJC

Gwinnett County voters appear to pass a 1-cent sales tax for roads, parks, libraries and other construction projects.

The special local option sales tax (SPLOST) would generate an estimated $950 million over six years. The county will get about $748.2 million, while its 16 cities will split nearly $202 million.

Gwinnett voters have routinely renewed the SPLOST since approving it for the first time in 1985.